Is now the time to buy a Wii U?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Xenon Hacks, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Xenon Hacks
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    So I was waiting for the first signs of a backup loader and lo and behold we have a POC video so now I have some questions.

    If I buy any Wii U new in box will it be under 5.3.2

    If the Wii U is under 5.3.2 can I still use the kexploit?

    Is there a game I can use that will update it to an exploitable firmware?

    If I buy a Wii U used on 5.3.2 can I use it without the gamepad and use the kexploit with just wii nunchucks and a gamecube controller?

    Should I start downloading Wii U iso's while I still can?
     


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  3. Xenon Hacks
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    Well if you buy a wiiU used..it is still suppose to come with the gamepad :P

    And, i think the splatoon bundle comes with 5.3.2..
     
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    i'm talking about 3rd party used like off of Ebay or Craigslist that gimmick pad is super expensive.
     
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    Really? Damn that sucks..i didny know it was possible to buy a wiiU without a gamepad..its like, the main atraction :P
     
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    You need the gimmick pad to change settings on the wii u.
     
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    Fooey that thing's expensive for no reason.
     
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    Actually scratch that, I hear they might have patched it
     
  10. nintendarium

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    it's only 80$ on ebay for a second hand gamepad...
    not that expansive in the end...
    anyway you can find a used wiiu 32gb premium for just 150$ if you research with patience.
    ps:
    playing mario maker without a stylus would be a nightmare...c'mon...;)
     
  11. Slartibartfast42

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    The pad is the best part. Go buy an Xbox you dirty pirate, you don't deserve Nintendo.
     
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    Best laugh I've had today !
     
  13. Xenon Hacks
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    I've held the pad and used it it's bulky and pointless, the pro controller is much better and also I don't care about piracy if I want it I get it don't care who it effects the only thing I rarely pirate anything on is PC and Anime Blue-Rays since those people deserve my money. Also I own a flashed 360 and xbox already.
     
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    Well honestly friend, you should get it with a gamepad! You wont regret it :P
    Its more then a controller, its a tactile screen, its a map, its an inventory, its a second display.. its just my opinion nut i think you should get one with the gamepad to enjoy the wiiU for real ;)
     
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    Might as well then its gonna stay in the box or i'll sell it on ebay new for a quick buck.
     
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    Dont worry..it womt stay in the box :P
    What are the games you want to play on the wiiU?
    ..Zelda U would be cool but prout prout prout..
     
  17. Xenon Hacks
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    wind waker hd, xenoblade, splatoon, bayonetta 2,pokken tournament, smash there's not many exclusive Wii U titles ATM i'm interested in.

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    Hoping to see a new pokemon colosseum since this new nintendo head worked on pokemon gold/silver
     
  18. Slartibartfast42

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    How are you going to play Game-pad exclusive games? I don't even own a pro controller.
     
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    Zelda wwhd is great on the wiiU with the gamepad, its a map and inventory, very usefull since we get to travel to sea all the time :P

    ..yah there's not enought exclusivity..BigN pit more efforts in they're updates then for actual games lol..
     
  20. Slartibartfast42

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    You are forgetting the Mario games, Game and Wario, Captain Toad, Donkey Kong, NintendoLand, Mario Kart, and a bunch more.